Miss Mary Mack Introduces Her Wings

Tyree Daye

Fall 2019

My name      is      Miss Mary      Mack      Mack      Mack

     you sing it      my name

I turned into a bluebird last summer, I flew

through all the south. My wings are blue
and I touch the sky.

At first, I decided I was never coming back.

I took off my black
                              housedress. I knew freedom

was not the act of flying

Tyree Daye, author of River Hymns, is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina, and most recently was awarded a 2019 Whiting Writers Award. 

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